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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HANDICAPPED RESEARCH
(CFDA No. 84.133)

I. PROGRAM PROFILE

i"W.

1986)

Funding Since 1980:

Fiscal Year

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

Authorization

$75,000,000
90,000,000
35,000,000
35,000,000
36,000,000

Appropriation

$31,487,500
29,750,000
28,560,000
31,560,000 I/
36,000,000

Purpose: To support research and its utilization to improve the lives of
the physically and mentally handicapped, especially those who are severely
disabled, and to provide for the administration and conduct of rehabilitation
research and the dissemination of information to rehabilitation professionals
and handicapped persons concerning developments in rehabilitation procedures,
methods, and devices.

Organization; NIHR's research activities are conducted primarily through
"center" programs, each with a core area of investigation. These programs
include Research and Training Centers and Rehabilitation Engineering Centers*
Other programs include national and international research, demonstrations,
and utilization projects. In FY 1984, NIHR established the Field-Initiated
Research Program to fund grants in areas not included in regularly announced
priorities. In 1983 it began the Mary E. Switzer Research Fellowship Program
to provide fellowships for scientific research on solutions to the rehabili-
tation problems of disabled persons. NIHR also has the responsibility for
promoting coordination and cooperation among Federal agencies conducting
rehabilitation research through an Interagency Committee on Handicapped
Research.

II.    RESPONSE TO GEPA 41 7 (a)

A,   Goals and Objectives

During FY 1984 the Department's principal   objectives  for this program were:

o   To undertake a major revision of NIHR's  long range research  plan to
guide its research activities (E-l).andate will examine per pupil